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Artist Yann Kersalé and head chef Benoit Gauthier sign unprecedented creations for L'Atelier Renault

January 29, 2015

‘ESPACE DE SENSATIONS’ – New exhibition at L’Atelier Renault


From 24th January till 17th May, the new Renault Espace will be exclusively presented at L’Atelier Renault together with an exhibition dedicated to it. The venue has asked the artist, light sculptor Yann Kersalé and the head chef Benoît Gauthier to immerse visitors in an unprecedented sensory experience.  




New year, new exhibition, new sensations. L’Atelier Renault has turned 2014’s page with a record attendance during the end of year celebrations and is getting ready to offer a new exhibition to its visitors.




Yann Kersalé, artist, light sculptor will be L’Atelier Renault’s invited artist for the first exhibition of 2015. For his artistic experimentation, Kersalé’s setting of choice is night time, when senses come alive. He spaces and constructions to life, offers new visions of the modern city. He has recently completed the Galeries Lafayette’s façade and cupola, the light art for the MUCEM (architect Rudy Ricciotti) in Marseilles or One Central Park (architect Jean Nouvel) in Sydney, Australia.

« Yann Kersalé has been directly inspired by the new Renault Espace to imagine this unique installation. The new Renault Espace places the driver as a true conductor of a multi-sensory  driving experience and well-being on board. An experience that can be customized according to each and every one’s wishes. The device, named Multi-Sense, creates sensory scenarios based mainly on light and sound ambiances, an adjustable damping and a four wheel drive chassis », explains Patrice Baheux, Director of L’Atelier Renault.





Yann Kersalé has created a unique art piece. Named « L’ESPACE DES 4 ÉLÉMENTS » this artistic creation offers a real immersion for visitors who become actors of the exhibition, produced and conceived by Villadalésia & Co, L’Atelier Renault’s consultant.

Within a closed spaced imagined by the artist, the visitor ‘dives’ into a setting that stages the four elements :


  • WATER with a dive into the aquatic element, oceans and their vegetation
  • SKY with the materialisation of skies altering thousands of variations
  • FIRE with reflections of incandescing movements
  • EARTH with a dialogue between the impassive stone and time, animated with the contact of light.


Substances, lights, images, sounds, invite each and everyone to forget, during the time of the visit, the daily turmoil. A strong sensory experience for young and old.


On the high point, the visitor will be able to discover the new Renault Espace exhibited in a privileged showcase.



The Chef Benoît

, renowned by the virtuosos of the Paris’s Bistronomy creates the new ephemeral menu for L’Atelier Renault Café.


Formed by the talented Michelin-starred chefs such as Alain Dutournier and Guy Martin, Benoît Gauthier acquired robust bases of the French gastronomy, but it’s beside the chef Christian Etchebest that he finds his way: the bistronomy. A cooking within he excels for more than seven years at the Gran Pan in the 15th district of Paris. The loyal clientele appreciates its cooking of products, which he works freshly, with the seasons the accuracy seasonings.

To create an ephemeral menu for L’Atelier Renault Café has immediately seduced the Chef! To express himself in this ultra-contemporary place is a real challenge and to have the possibility to present its cooking to the Parisians of the “Triangle d’or” and to the tourists is a big privilege…and the Champs-Elysées represent for Benoît Gauthier, the magic of the most beautiful avenue of the World.

He imagined three dishes being inspired by tones aubergine and brown of the Nouvel Espace, and thought his presentation in the elegance and the modernity of the lines of the car :

  • Salmon and crab rillettes, raw beetroots, lime and ginger vinaigrette, coulis of piquillos
  • Fillet of duck breast and its juice seasoned with chorizo, mousseline of celery
  • Pears puff pastry, vanilla cream and dairy caramel sauce.



The concept store still offers in this occasion the visitors’ most popular animations which will bear the new exhibition’s colours :

  • THE STUDIO FOR KIDS for budding young car designers : this animation entertains children and altogether calls for their creativity. They can customize their car as they wish and see it swing across L’Atelier Renault’s walls after having scanned it.
  • THE PHOTO CABIN very much appreciated by visitors who by using it, immortalize their visit at L’Atelier Renault. They leave with their personalized bookmarks and a mini video of their visit.

« L’Espace des 4 éléments»

Artistic installation signed by Yann Kersalé at L’Atelier Renault

24th January till 17th May 2015

Suitable for all audiences – Free entry

Every day – Sunday till Thursday from 10.30 am till 11.30 pm – Friday & Saturday from 10.30 am till 1.30 am


L'Atelier Renault
53 Champs Elysées - 75008 Paris
Metro Lignes 1 & 9 - Franklin Roosevelt
Tel. : +33 (0) 811 88 28 11* -

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